Mix & Match Photo Frame Project

November 05, 2019

Mix & Match Photo Frame Project

Mix and Match Watercolour have been designed to work together perfectly together, this means that you can select any combination of tiles within this range and have the confidence of knowing that they are going to look great together. They really take the hard work out of colour matching your tiles.

In this project I have tried to create an 'ombre' look, going from light to dark shades diagonally across the frame. Cutting the tiles into triangular shapes and mixing the colours as I went, starting with the gold shades in the top right corner and moving to darker shades as I went. The tiles have different printed textures which added another design element.

Project Instructions

Materials

Steps

1. Sealing the wooden base

This is an indoor project that is not suitable for areas where it will be exposed to moisture or water, as it is not waterproof. As wood is porous the base needs to be sealed before tiling. A mixture of PVA adhesive & water can be used as the sealer in a ratio of 1 part adhesive to 4 parts water, apply two coats allowing each coat to dry thoroughly (30 minutes to 1 hour). Coat the area where you will be tiling by using a paint brush.

2. Tiling the Photo Frame

The adhesive can be applied either directly to the base or painted individually onto the back of the tiles. By far the quickest method is to paint the adhesive onto the base. When using this method apply to small sections at a time to avoid the adhesive drying out. When the tiles have been laid allow the adhesive to cure for 24 hours before applying the grout. Run you hand over the tiles to ensure they are all firmly adhered before grouting. If any are loose, remove them and re-adhere.

3. Cutting the Tiles

To cut these tiles you can use a pair of Wheeled Nippers. If you haven't had experience cutting glass tiles, here are some tutorials to help you:

How to use wheeled nippers

How to cut glass tiles

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4. Grouting the Frame

This mosaic can be grouted as usual, no special techniques are required. If you need help with grouting click here to get detailed instructions.

This project is suitable for indoor use only and not in direct sunlight.


So why are these beautiful watercolour tiles called 'Mix & Match'? The answer is really simple, they have all been designed to work together harmoniously. This means that you can select any combination of tiles within this range and have the confidence of knowing that they are going to look great together. They really take the hard work out of colour matching your tiles.

Like all of our handmade 2.5cm glass tiles, they have been made from molded clear glass which means that it has rounded soft edges and a completely flat face. The colour is fused to be bottom of the tile which creates a lovely depth to the tile. Cut easily with wheeled nippers they are suitable for areas that aren't exposed to direct sunlight.


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